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Shortlisted for the 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award.

Jennifer Zilm's poetry collection, The Missing Field, concerns themes of translation, preservation and the engagement with the transitory documents of everyday life, whether a snapshot of a Vancouver bus, postcards from the Middle East, lecture notes on Euripides, a van Gogh museum catalogue or marginalia in a water-damag
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Guernica Editions
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Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps it is not surprising that now in my fiftieth year, I have waded deep into the waters of nostalgia and grasped at fragments of previous years like many an old man before me. So when The Missing Field opens on a definition of Ephemera, I know that where Ms. Zilm will take me will be charged with my own feelings above and beyond probably what she intended. But is that not the great art of poetry that she has mastered so well? The art of speaking of something deeply personal to the author bu ...more
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This poetry is divided into three sections. Some are a few pages long - so if you do not like that long of poems, this may not be for you. Each is like a story - a story/encounter in each. It actually is not a long book, under 100 pages. Some are inspired by other works. Not my top poetry book, but it could be for others.
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Jennifer Zilm lives in East Vancouver where she works in libraries, archives and social housing. Her first full length collection Waiting Room (BookThug, 2016) was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and selected by the CBC and the 49th Shelf as one of the most anticipated titles of 2016. Her second collection The Missing Field was published by Guernica Editions in Fall ...more

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